Indian Dance, Films, Talks, Yoga, and more in Amman This Week

April 26, 2015

This week, Indian dancer Sreelakshmy Govardhanan will perform at Haya Cultural Center. She is widely acclaimed for her ability to bring alive the charm and beauty of the Indian Classical dance form Kuchipudi. She has been described as “a dancer who has harnessed the power of expressions”. Confidence, elegance and liveliness; all three gets synchronized into one, when she performs. Ticket 3 JDs (Monday, 5:30 pm).

Amman Jazz Festival concludes on Tuesday at Blue Fig with a performance by Jordanian band Black Ice. The band consists of Katia Krasova/ vocals, Hazem Baidoun/ piano & keys, Maan Baidoun/ bass guitar & double bass, and Ali Fanni/ drums. Ticket: 5 JDs (9:00 pm).

CUMERC hosts a talk titled “Virtual Uprisings: Tahir Square, Social Media, and the Return of Public Space”, by Nezar AlSayyad, a Professor of Architecture and Planning University of California, Berkeley. Architecturally speaking, the events of that year signaled the return of public space to the arena of politics. This talk looks at the spaces of this Arab uprising and focuses on the relationship between their virtual and physical spaces (Monday, 6:30 pm).

At Shoman Foundation, the 1951 American film “A Streetcar Named Desire” will be screened. Directed by Elia Kazan, the film tells the story of disturbed Blanche DuBois who moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around (Tuesday, 6:30 pm).

In the weekend, 7iber hosts a 2-day yoga workshop, by Delia Curro, a former English teacher, that has been studying and practicing yoga for the last 18 years ever since she went to India for the first time and was totally fascinated by what she discovered there.Today she lives in Provence in France and runs weekly yoga classes and Reiki sessions in her studio in Arles and in spaces of different organizations for their staff. Workshop fees: 45JDs (7:00 am – 7:30 pm)

Souq el Sodfeh, the local handicraft and farmers market, comes back this May, 12pm – 7pm on Saturday at Khorda. It will host diverse upcycled products and organic foods, and will a children’s storytelling activity with Shalabieh Al-Hakawatieh at 4:00pm.

For more information on arts and culture events in Amman, visit 7iber’s cultural calendar. To add related events to our agenda, please write us at [email protected]

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